August 5th, 2012
|02:00 am - Interesting Links for 05-08-2012|
- New Solutions | Wildlife Crossing Structures | ARC Solutions – Animal Road Crossings
This is a website for an organization that explores was to build animal crossings across highways. Highways fracture habitat, and animal crossing both ease the fracturing and greatly reduce the roadkill.
- Road Crossing Structures Important In Reduction Of Animal Mortality On Roads
2008 report of Spanish research on the effectiveness of animal crossings.
- Should You Go to a Theme Park or a State Park?
You can guess the answer by the fact that I’m including a link to it. The state park is cheaper, still very adventurous, and more real.
- 3,006 Species Can’t Be Wrong | Wired Science | Wired.com
It was a truism in science that metabolic rate decreased with body size — ie, a mouse used energy much faster than an elephant. Then Anastassia Makarieva compared metabolic rates across many different species. She and her associates found something quite different.
- The Case for More Urban Trees – Neighborhoods – The Atlantic Cities
This post enumerates many of the benefits of urban trees and an urban canopy: pollution reduction, stormwater runoff control, crime reduction, energy reduction, and many others.
- Local Birds Prefer Foliage To Concrete 20 To 1, City of Portland Study Finds
The study compared green roofs, conventional roofs, and ground-level greenspaces. The results are as you might expect, but the post is amusing.
- How Much Do Drivers Pay for a Quicker Commute? | Sightline Daily
Objective proof that people stuck in rush hour traffic don’t value their time very highly.
- Urban Farms or Myths? » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
Looking at the practices and practicalities of urban farming. Who does it, why, and what benefits it can bring.
- Put a bird on it: Oregon farmer uses falcons to protect valuable blueberries | OregonLive.com
Using falcons for pest control (starlings) in blueberry fields.
- Despite Extreme Melt, Signs of Hope Emerge for Greenland Ice | Wired Science | Wired.com
By examining historic photographs, some scientists have found new evidence of the dynamism of the Greenland ice sheet. They suggest the current rapid melting may be part of a longer trend, and not as linear as first thought.
Mirrored from Nature Intrudes. Please comment over there.